Thursday, 31 May 2012

Indian Chess players Viswanathan Anand Won his 5th World title!!!

Viswanathan Anand of India on Wednesday beat Israel's Boris Gelfand in tie breaker to retain world title for the fifth time. Anand clinched the tie-breaker 2.5-1.5.
After drawing on Monday the final regular match in their 12-game Moscow series to leave the world championships level, the two
grandmasters were forced into the chess equivalent of a football penalty shootout.

Viswanathan Anand in 2009

Dubbed the "Battle of the Armageddon" in chess circles, Wednesday's match saw two of the finest players the world has ever seen lock horns in up to 15 thrilling speed chess games to determine the world champion.

Gelfand and Anand drew the first game of the tie-break but the Indian then recorded a nailbiting victory while playing white in the second game amid huge tension at the host venue of the Tretyakov art gallery in Moscow.

The Israeli was in all sorts of trouble at the start of game one despite playing first with the white pieces but pulled himself out of jail with a series of brilliant moves.

Game two initially appeared to have a similar pattern, as Gelfand used all his defensive resources to repel a series of attacks by the Indian champion.

V. Anand or Anand Viswanathan, usually referred to as Viswanathan Anand born 11 December 1969) is an Indian chess Grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. Anand has won the World Chess Championship five times (2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012), and has been the undisputed World Champion since 2007.

Full stats of the iconic game could be found here:-

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